(Caribbean - Mexico )
*Return flight to Cancun, local transfer, 7 nights including local resort credit with a 11 dive package based on 2 sharing
- Intimate hotel on charming Isla Mujeres
- Only a 20 minute ferry trip from Cancun
- Convenient set up with everything on site
- Garden or ocean view room options
Isla Mujeres is only a short 20 minute ferry ride from the hustle and bustle of Cancun, but it is the place to head if you long for a sense of the authentic Mexican Caribbean. And no one on this tiny island will give you a warmer welcome than the team at Paradise Divers and Marina Paraiso hotel. With this experienced team you can discover the marvels of the underwater museum, the vibrant reefs and during our summer months even snorkel with whalesharks. Discover Mexico at its most charming in complete relaxation. Your home for your stay on Isla Mujeres is the Marina Paraiso hotel, the only resort with both a marina and dive centre on site. The garden view rooms have a small private garden whilst pool view rooms edge the infinity pool. The ocean view rooms look over the quiet harbour and the sunset views overlooking Cancun make the upgrade well worthwhile! The pool view and garden view rooms have two double beds, the ocean View has a king bed & the junior suite has a queen bed. All of the rooms have air conditioning, a safe, a flat screen tv with satellite, a fridge & a ceiling fan. All rooms are en suite with air con, safe, fridge TV and either balcony or terrace. No matter which room grade you chose, you are never far away from the amenities of the resort. The outdoor restaurant Barlito,serves breakfast, lunch & dinner daily from 8am to 9pm. They are most known for their homemade bagels, big salads, burgers, pizzas & dinner specials highlighting the incredible produce, meats & fish of Mexico. The palapa bar & lower garden seating is perfect to enjoy a Caribbean inspired cocktail or listen to live local music. Laze by the cool pool or rent a golf cart to explore the island (this is the preferred means of transport here). The dive boat departs from the private jetty each day, home to several large private yachts, and is only minutes away from the diving highlights of Isla Mujeres.
- Rooms: 20
- Fridge: Yes
- Room safe: Yes
- A/C: Yes
- Pools: 1
- Restaurants: 1
Dive Centre Facts
- Dive Centre: On site
- Dive Courses: PADI
- House Reef: No
- Boat Diving: Yes
- Shore Diving: No
- Nitrox: No
- Tech Friendly: No
- Season: All year
- Air Temp: 25-32C
- Water Temp: 26-29C
- Visibility: 15m+
- Airport: 1hr total transfer
It is easy to overlook the tiny island of Isla Mujeres, dwarfed by it's larger cousin Coumel. But look closer and you will discover an island that those in the know prefer to dive. This Mexican destination makes Caribbean diving affordable but without sacrificing any of the quality UK divers expect. Here you can enjoy outstanding reef dives, visit the unique Underwater Museum MUSA, dive a local wreck and even snorkel with whalesharks - all from the convenience of your on site hotel and dive site.
Paradise Divers are a small yet incredibly competent dive team. They are able to teach recreational level PADI courses, with an onsite pool and classroom for your comfort. Equipment is new and kept to the highest standards - ideal if you need to rent an item or 2. All experience levels are welcomed by the friendly team and nitrox is coming shortly to the island.
- Dive protected marine parks
- Colourful, healthy Caribbean diving
- Dive the unique Underwater Museum - only 10 minutes away
- Seasonal whaleshark encounters
- Ideal for all experience levels
- Small dive groups
A typical day includes 2 morning boat dives, departing from the private jetty. Optional 3rd dives and night diving can be arranged locally. One of the must see highlights here is the Underwater Museum MUSA. Close to the dive centre these underwater statues and sculptures have been sunk in less than 10m water to create both a living art installation and artificial reef.
Many of the dive sites around Isla Mujeres are predominately reef dives, all kept in top condition by the region's marine park status. The reefs here are colourful with large sea fans, schools of grunts and dripping in sponges. Hard corals hide morays or look out over sandy patches between bombies for large rays and turtles. There are puffer fish everywhere! And plenty of macro for the most ardent photographer. Most sites are less than 15m deep but there are even a couple of wrecks around 25m.
Diving Rates & Prices
If you pre-book your diving as part of a holiday package with Scuba Travel you can take advantage of our special rates and make considerable savings on your dive package or dive course at Paradise Divers at Isla Mujeres.
- 1 days diving from: Price on request
- 3 days diving from: Price on request
- 5 days diving from: Price on request
Scuba Diving Courses
- PADI open water referral from: Price on request
- PADI open water course from: Price on request
- PADI advanced course from: Price on request
- Nitrox Specialty from: Price on request
- Other courses available on request
- Full set (Mask, Fins, BCD, Reg and wetsuit): Price on request
These prices are subject to change and you will be advised of the exact cost at the time of booking.
Hi Sue, just wanted to say thank you to you and Scubatravel for all your help and advice in arranging our holiday to Isla Mujeres. We had a fantastic time and the diving was awesome. It was great to dive somewhere different like the cenotes. I would also like to say how impressed we were with divemaster Steph from paradise divers she really looked after us. We loved the laid back vibe of the island and that the hotel was small, friendly and not to busy. I would definitely recommend this location for a family diving holiday. Kind regards Lesley The Smith Family
Just returned from an awesome trip to Mexico. Tiffany and Brad, the new managers were really helpful and organised lots of things for us including the snorkel with about 40 whale sharks and a days diving in The Cenotes. Ivan our dive guide was great and we had some fantastic local dives. Lots of turtles and rays. Food at the Hotel was delicious (try the nachos and guacamole) and we also enjoyed eating out at some of the many restaurants in town just a 2 minute taxi ride or 15 minute amble away. Again Tiffany was great at recommending good places to eat. All the staff at the hotel are so friendly and we enjoyed some lovely cocktails and live music at the bar overlooking the sea on numerous evenings. We will certainly be back! Sue
I just wanted to write to let you know that Paul and I had a great time on Isla Mujeres. The diving was really great, and we were lucky to see Eagle Rays and some lovely turtles. Joanne Bayley
If you want to go diving in Isla Mujeres these are definitely the people to go diving with. Super professional, brilliant local knowledge and they obviously have a huge amount of experience. Not only that but they're great fun as well. I hope I can get back diving with them very soon. Natalie S
What a great experience and what great people at Paradise Divers,Marina Paraiso. Dick and Morna have so much patience and are so professional in their instructions. They make sure you know what you are doing and that you are comfortable with the instructions. They made me feel completely safe and secure. Diving at Isla Mujeres is a surreal experience; the fish are amazing, plus rays, lobsters, and of course the MUSA dive was my goal and my favourite. I would recommend Paradise Divers at Marina Paraiso. The Marina itself is very nice and clean, they serve good food and have live music some evenings. Tell Frank, Dick and Morna that Kathy sent you!! Kathy E
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From time to time the resort and dive centre hosts a unique one off dive event. These will focus on a specific area of diving, covering a wide range of topics from underwater photography, technical diving, explore wrecks or conservation themed.
These special events are a brilliant way to learn from the accompanying experts (often a famous face!), improve your knowledge, develop new dive skills and of course, get to dive some of the most exciting destinations out there.
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